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Old 12-04-2019, 05:15 AM   #31 (permalink)
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Hi almost neighbour

Seems impressive I have a quite comparable vehicle (Skoda Octavia 3 Greenline Combi). Just to be sure : do you give your mpg in uk or us version?

I will be considering a remap my major concern is to preserve the reliability of the clutch/flywheel.

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Old 03-11-2020, 02:27 PM   #32 (permalink)
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Hi almost neighbour

Seems impressive I have a quite comparable vehicle (Skoda Octavia 3 Greenline Combi). Just to be sure : do you give your mpg in uk or us version?

I will be considering a remap my major concern is to preserve the reliability of the clutch/flywheel.
Hi ptitviet - sorry not been around here much recently.

my mpg calculations are all uk gallons.

i love the octavia - very nice car, i had three of them all vRS (two x mark 2 facelift cars then a mark 3 vRS 230) all Combis / estates. I considered a greenline but i wanted a nice interior spec (full leather, nav, heated seats etc and the green line in uk didn't allow me to that - with the honda i have a really nice interior and v enconomical car too.

RE-map: I'd seen the graph showing how my car would deliver torque after the re-map and like you yes i was concerned it would come in with such a big "thump" that it would reduce clutch life and potentially also wear the front tyres faster or cause wheelspin.. but turns out i was worrying for nothing - its fine. The car after re-map drives just like it did before, just that you have a bit more torque and power if you need, but if you drive sensibly it's no additional strain on the drive train.

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Not much to update on the car - i've been running on my winter wheel and tyre setup so its harder to get good mpg, looking forward to swapping back to my lightweight forged rims and low-rolling-resistance tyres in a few weeks time as the weather improves.

The only mod i've done recently is a simple grille block.

I bought a cheap used grill from a breakers yard, same as my car already has fitted.. i used a can of expanding foam filler (aerosol) to fill in the gaps in the grille, then covered it with some black wide vinyl tape so it is less visible.

The grille gap i'm closing up isn't massive but i wanted to see if this would have any effect (increased mpg or raise engine temps).

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After:

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I was hoping i'd see a more rapid warm-up on cold mornings but tbh i don't notice a difference. Good news is that the general running temp of the engine does not seem to have changed - there's obviously enough cooling air still coming in through the upper grille and the two smaller side grilles.

MPG - not really done anything scientific but i'd estimate it has made a positive difference but only v minor. Still cost very little to do and being black it's hardly noticeable..

I will try now also a block (or semi block) on the upper grille, and i have some options i need to try out with wheel covers and some underfloor aero ideas too.
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Besides a grill block.

A cardboard engine blanket would assist in getting to operating temperature sooner and keep the engine warm in between short stops.

https://ecomodder.com/forum/showthre...-em-10529.html

I use foam insulation board with foil on one side reflecting back into the engine bay. Itís fairly cheap and can be bought at a home improvement store.

A plug in engine block heater would help also.

Nice car and nice job so far...


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